Update: On Dec. 6th, Occupy protesters began a new tactic of rallying around homeowners trying to resist foreclosures in several cities. Read more here and here. The following column was published on Dec. 1st.
David Rohde is an investigative reporter for Reuters. He served as a Reuters foreign affairs columnist from 2011 to 2013. He is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and a former reporter for the New York Times and Christian Science Monitor. His most recent book is "Beyond War: Reimagining America's Role and Ambitions in a New Middle East."